Are you interested in a scholarship?

Do you qualify for a scholarship? You can find out by answering the following questions:

  1. Are you enrolled in or attending a UMC approved seminary or school of religion?
    If yes, you qualify, if no, proceed.
  2. Are you attending a college or university within the boundaries of this Annual Conference?
    If yes, you qualify, if no, proceed.
  3. Are you majoring in Elementary Education?
    If yes and proof is provided, you qualify,
    If no, sorry, no funds are available at this time.

If you qualify, click here to download the Scholarship Application.

Scholarships are funded twice a year. The deadlines are June 30th and December 31st for funding for the 1st or 2nd semester respectively. Please be advised that the deadline is strictly adhered to; a COMPLETE application packet must be POSTMARKED no later than June 30th or December 31st, to be considered. In order to spread the wealth no one person can be funded twice in a twelve month period.

Please read and follow the application instructions carefully as only applicants meeting ALL the listed requirements BY THE DEADLINE posted will be considered.

Available Scholarships Funds are:
Lucille S. Bailey Memorial Fund
Charles S. Kendall Gift Fund
James W. Mahood
E.T. & W.A. McGaw Fund
George V. or Eva L. Steed
Methodist Medical/Dental Student Loan Fund
Roger M. & Jane L. Stressman Fund
Bruce & Carolyn Mathews Fund

See Past Scholarship Recipients Here

Click here for details governing distributions from these accounts.

The Desert Southwest UM Foundation and the Desert Southwest Conference have each partnered with the General Board of Higher Education and Ministries to ensure that qualified applicants from our conference get the maximum scholarship available. Find out more about the new scholarship opportunity by clicking here.